Rapé - Kuntanawa - Cumaru Trevo
One of the strongest Rapé's that we have to offer right now! One of our true favourites. A typical blend made by the medicine man of the Kuntanawa people.
Kuntanawa Cumaru Trevo Rapé
Rapé is a sacred shamanic "medicine" that has been used by healers of tribes for thousands of years and is an essential part of their tribal culture and history. Rapé is a complex mix of pulverized plants.
Rapé also means "dust of the ancients." It is used by various indigenous tribes, including the matzah and the Huni Kuin Indians (kaxinawás) for thousands of years. Rapé (pronounced Ha-pee) is ideal for ceremonies such as Ayahuasca or other Forest Medicines. In addition, it can be used in daily life as incense.
The Kuntanawa tribe lives along the River Tejo in a reserve of the Acre region in Brazil. After a horrible rubber extraction cycle in mid-1800s, Kuntanawa people almost went extinct. With only few people left to rebuild their tribe, they are still at risk of losing their tribe, history, and traditions. There are only about 400 tribe members left, and their main focus at this time is to heal from the trauma caused to their community and rebuild their legacy by remembering and practicing their old traditions and coming together as a tribe. To reconnect the tribe with their traditions, it was necessary to connect the Kuntanawa with their sacred plants, like Ayahuasca and rapé. Practicing their rituals and ceremonies have been a vital part of cultural reconnection, self-consciousness and ethnic identification of the Kuntanawa people, helping them re-construct a new self-image that connects to their roots. If you purchase this rapé, you support the growing and fighting tribe of Kuntanawa people.
Slight variations in rapé
Although rapé is made by following a certain recipe, the recipe is seen more so as a guideline rather than something ‘written in stone’. A shaman or medicine man will sometimes slightly alter the ratio of ingredients or the harvest time by following his/her intuition. Please keep in mind that due to the natural qualities of ingredients used in rapé, each batch can naturally vary in strength, scent, or color.
In our journey to create a product that is as sustainable as possible, we chose to use glass bottles instead of plastic ones. We strive to contribute as little as possible to the production of plastic (waste), therefore, we would like to ask everyone to keep the delivered Rapé jars and reuse them for other purposes. We are also in the process of developing a recycling program for glass bottles.